Denver Human Services

Important notice: SNAP emergency allotments have ended | Due to recent congressional action, the temporary increase to SNAP benefits, also known as emergency allotments, have ended. To learn more about what this means for you and find useful tips and resources, visit the State of Colorado's SNAP emergency allotments page.

Have questions about your SNAP benefits or case status? There’s a new statewide hotline! Call (800)-816-4451.

Skip the Trip
Our services and benefits are available by phone and online.

Available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: 
In most instances, we can help you without you needing to come to our building. See how you can "Skip the Trip"(PDF, 421KB) for many common services and transactions. Please call 720-944-4DHS (4347) for more information. Se habla español. 

Available 24/7:
Apply for food, cash, medical, or child care assistance online at Colorado PEAK features an automated customer service help desk, PEAK Chatbot(PDF, 457KB). You can also apply for food or cash assistance and check the current balance of your benefits with the MyCOBenefits app. The app is available for iOS and Android.

We're Here to Support You


Visit our Contact page for a list of frequently asked questions about Denver Human Services.

Building and Service Operations 

All of Denver Human Services’ programs are available online or over the phone at 720-944-4DHS (4347). In most instances, we can help you get what you need without you having to come to our buildings.

Locations and Hours


Visit our contact page for a complete list of Denver Human Services locations, including Neighborhood Resource Sites at the Pena Clinic, St. Francis Center, and Families Forward.

- Our services have moved from the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center to our new location across the street (Welcome Center - 2929 W. 10th Ave., Denver, CO 80204)
- Denver Human Services East (3815 Steele St. Denver, CO 80205)
- Arie P. Taylor Municipal Center (4685 Peoria St. Denver, CO 80239)


Our buildings are open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. by appointment. Please call 720-944-4DHS (4347) to make an on-site appointment for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT). Se habla español.

Apply for Assistance

We all need to ask for a little help sometimes. From housing to healthy food or child support and medical assistance—no matter your need, our team is here to help you be supported.

We're here to support you. Find information about food, cash, and medical assistance, and all the ways you can apply.


Report Abuse or Neglect

We all play a role in keeping children safe. To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)
For more information about reporting suspected child abuse or neglect, or the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an at-risk older adult, visit our report page here.



Denver Human Services (DHS) has created a Civil Rights Plan(PDF, 192KB). This plan was developed in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF).

Denver Human Services is an equal opportunity provider.